7d ago
  • Relationship OCD
  • False Memory OCD

Anyone suffer from cheating OCD (fears that you could have cheated in the past)? How do I deal with it?

Jesse Miller
When you start to get the thoughts that maybe you cheated, instead of leaning into compulsions (avoidance, reassurance, confessing), try to take it as a real in life exposure. Sit with the emotions you get from it. Does it cause a lot of discomfort? Try writing down how it makes you feel, but don’t try to give answers or ruminate. Then look back on it when the anxiety has passed and see how it makes you feel. When you have a more intuitive thought of what could have actually happened.